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“Must Know” before you Go, Tips for Flying With Kids: Do’s and Dont’s

Recently, my family and I flew from Orlando, Florida to Sydney, Australia. My daughter was gifted this trip by the amazing organization Make a Wish Foundation who grants wishes to kids with life-threatening illnesses. Read more about her story HERE. Although I knew this would be a trip of a lifetime, I was really stressed out in the days […]

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April 8, 2015 - 10:14 am

Camilla - First, you have such a beautiful family! I am traveling with my daughter, who has special needs, and my husband in a few months for 17 hrs from Orlando to Alaska. Thank you for the wonderful tips. I’ve been struggling to find activities that will occupy my daughter’s attention and keep her calm. I hadn’t thought about bringing a bag for trash or packing a whole snack box, so thank you! My daughter is big into painting, but that’s not going to happen on a plane, so I’ve been stocking up on some color magic coloring pages and special markers. I’ve also been looking at wiki stix, which are made in the USA and are non-toxic. Thanks again for sharing your story!

Father’s Day gift Idea

This year for Father’s Day, I wanted to do something really creative for my babydaddy  husband. After hours and hours of scouring Pinterest and finding loads of good ideas (click here to see my Father’s Day Pinterest Board I put together for my Lovely Project article I am writing…) I still decided to branch out […]

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The Latest – sunshine, flares, and bovine colostrum

So, here we are at the two year mark with Vivia being treated for JDM.  Here she is a couple of weeks ago. So grown up.   Life as we knew it ceases to exist. We have a new life with new foods, new routines, new habits, new heartaches, and new “normals”. Vivia continues to […]

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May 14, 2013 - 9:56 pm

Erika Matuszek - You are such a warrior, Free. I love you for your courage, your faith and your unrelenting love for Vivs. My family stands with you in hopes that healing is closer now than it has ever been, and knowing that our Father has a firm grip on everything concerning your sweet family. You and Vivia have our prayers. You are loved.

May 14, 2013 - 10:02 pm

laura romot - Would love to hang with you guys indoors sometime! Vivia is full of life and promise. God is good, and we will be praying for complete healing. Love you guys!

May 15, 2013 - 12:42 am

Rachel - Beautiful Freedom, just beautiful. I had no idea the severity or really any details of her condition. I pray for her, she is such a ray a sunshine who needs it <3

The pic up top is gorgeous, God bless u guys!! If there's anything I can do to help please just let us know 🙂

June 27, 2013 - 5:44 am

Merle Norris - I don’t normally pray for overcast weather and rain especially since we have had more than our fair share here this year, but I am praying that, whatever it takes, your time in Aus is a blessing to you and your family and that KidsSong is all Vivia has dreamt of.

July 13, 2013 - 2:09 am

Julia-Bella - I have a sweet friend in her twenties who was diagnosed with Lupus when she was a child. With her mom’s (and others’) prayer and fasting, she has been ‘in remission’ since she was a little girl. God is good.

July 27, 2013 - 7:40 pm

Sissy - Hi freedom,
I am just seeing tis – Kory uses the spray – albeit not consistently..the pill may make it easier as she would just take it with her other pills and it would be more consistent – I did not know know it came in pill form until reading this – Thank YOU!

August 19, 2014 - 5:24 pm

Brianna Coffey - I was reading about the colostrum….did that seem to help her at all? Im another JDM mom.

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